A magical hidden paradise in a stunning location directly facing the lagoon. We only stopped for a couple of nights en route but next time we plan to stay much longer to savour fully the idyllic, restful ambience of Leisure Isle and to take advantage of the what we were told was Knysna’s only totally safe swimming beach nearby.
The Captain’s Quarters, our ‘room’ on the first floor was in fact a luxuriously appointed monster suite with a magnificent full length sun balcony with stunning views along the lagoon.
Our delicious ‘full English’ breakfasts were served al fresco in the secluded rear garden with the sound of birds chirping in the background and the sun sparkling on the pool. The building itself is constructed in New England clapperboard style and this only adds to the overall charm.
The Knysna Belle is a family run affair and the attention to detail and to us as customers was exemplary. In fact we were treated more like friends than customers and the owners even took us for a ride in their boat along the lagoon and around the fascinating upstream waterways bordered by a mix of new residential properties and various vibrant shops and restaurants.
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- The Knysna Belle Guest House offers a relaxing atmosphere with Bollard beach just a few paces from our front door where guests can relax and enjoy the tranquility of island life ... more less
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